Top 5 Most Pressing Needs for the Detroit Lions Post-Free Agency

March 19, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Lions were definitely a team who had a tremendous opening week to free agency, bringing back key members of the defense like Chris Houston while adding new weapons like Reggie Bush.
On top of that, Ndamukong Suh and Calvin Johnson both restructured their contracts to make more room for free agents.
Of course, you don't have a four-win season and then fix everything instantly via free agency (nor a seven-win one—sorry Miami).
So naturally, there are more issues to deal with for the Lions.
5. Cornerback
Getting Chris Houston back was huge and makes this issue a lot less immediate than it was before the ink hit the dotted line on that contract.
That said, adding another solid corner is important. The team can hope Bill Bentley, Jonte Green or Chris Greenwood will be a rock-solid second cornerback, but the Lions shouldn't take any chances and look to continue to develop some alternatives.
The upshot of getting Houston back is that th...

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